U.S. policy on Syria–Pasting together feathers, hoping for a duck

After American forces defeated Saddam Hussein’s forces in Iraq, the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) did not have the foggiest idea…

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The people have spoken on Medicaid expansion. Let’s get it done.

The Idaho Constitution flatly declares: “All political power is inherent in the people.” Those people established a government of elected…

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Forget the Wall–Let’s try to solve the problem

In July of 1964, I visited East Berlin and learned something about walls. They are ineffective to keep desperate people…

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Let’s resolve to make America shine again

President Ronald Reagan often characterized America as “the shining city upon a hill.” He explained in his 1989 farewell address,…

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The President hands Syria over to our sworn enemies

President Trump made four adversaries and an erstwhile ally extremely happy on Wednesday by announcing a precipitous withdrawal of U.S.…

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Trump’s love of coal stymies Santa

It is well known that the President is a big fan of coal. It plays a central part in his…

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What a contrast in style and substance–Bush and Trump

With the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, much of the nation has reflected upon his life and accomplishments.…

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Will the President be issuing crystal balls to immigration screeners?

In 1907, Congress enacted legislation to deny entry into the U.S. of “persons likely to become a public charge.” The…

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When dancing with the devil, the powerful partner should lead

Saudi Arabia may have lots of oil and idle cash, but that country is in the peanut league compared to…

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On the auction block now—America’s moral standing in the world

The United States is showing a new face to the world and it isn’t a pretty one. No more Mr.…

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